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What does Pierson mean?

Pierson \pi(er)-son\ as a boys' name. Pierson's name origins are English and Greek, and Pierson means "rock". Pierson is a derivative of Pierce (English, Greek): variant of Piers from Peter.


Pierson has 3 variants: Pearson, Pearsson and Piersson.

Pierson has 4 more related forms via Pierce, Piers: Pearce, Pears, Peerce and Peirce.


Pierson is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1158 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Pierce (#470 a year ago) is the only prominent varying form of Pierson (#unlisted). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.538%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.53%, down 1.5%). Pierce (#470) is the most chic birth name in this list, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for this name. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Pierson and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pierce in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pierson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pierson is alike in pronunciation to Parson and Person. Another recommended similar baby name is Persons. Like Pierson, these names are not frequently used.